[Oradlist] Bi-lateral canals opening in the palate
bartvdberghe at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 1 11:13:51 PDT 2010
Christiano Oliveira is conducting a study here at the KULeuven on similar findings... He found these canals in a couple of patients (no symptoms), and we expect them to be anatomical variations, but we are still not sure of the exact nature of these canals (neuro- vasculo-, combination...?)
He'll show you the cases when you come visit :-)
Oral Imaging Center
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 18:10:50 +0200
From: B.Hassan at acta.nl
To: oradlist at lists.ucla.edu
Subject: [Oradlist] Bi-lateral canals opening in the palate
I got a case of a patient who went through implant treatment
in 2006. Since then the patient started to complain of irritation in the region
of the 21 and he thinks that he has a ‘fistula’ and sometimes he
complains of bad taste and foreign body sensation. The implant dentist checked
the restoration and the concerned pocket in the region and he said that he
couldn’t find anything unusual. The patient was referred to us for a CBCT
scan. The cause of the irritation could be due to that the implant is in the
vicinity of the incisive canal (see photo 3).
However, upon making the reconstructions I also came
across what looks like bi-lateral canals extending medio-laterally from the frontal
process of the maxilla anterior to the naso-lacrimal canal and opening
palatally in the region of the 13, 23. Is this an anatomical variation of the
superior anterior maxillary artery or is it something else that could be
related to the patient’s symptoms?
Thank you in advance for your advice.
Bassam A. Hassan,
Department of Oral Radiology
Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)
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